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DJ Olivia
Ready to Dance? DJ Olivia (age 14) comes equipped to entertain your 8-13 year olds, or even adults with tunes that keep everyone engaged. , 202-746-9393.

Destination Parties & Places

Acting for Young People
AFYP is proud to present Birthday Parties! Our trusted teachers lead children in fun games and entertaining activities, all tailored to your party's theme , 5506 Talon Ct., Fairfax, VA, 703-307-5332.

Adventure Theatre MTC in Glen Echo Park & Wintergreen Plaza
Private party room, Light Saber Birthday Workshops, Dance Workshop Parties, Pretty Princess Parties and Professional Show Parties with reduced ticket prices for groups of 10+. 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD & 837-D Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD. ,, 301-634-2268.

Ballet Petite Fairytale Birthday Parties
Our parties are truly one-of-a-kind. Your birthday princess and her friends will be treated to an exquisite affair complete with a fairytale dance led by a ballerina.

Ballet Petite Musical Theatre Parties
An exciting Musical Theatre Party that provides an opportunity to perform a song & dance from a popular musical. Complete with makeup, costumes and lots more!

Big Train 2015
Big Train Party Picnics at Povich Field! Birthdays, school fundraisers, scout troops, sports teams, neighborhoods, family & friends. Small-town baseball at its best. Shirley Povich Field, Cabin John Regional Park, Bethesda, MD. ,, 301-379-9145.

Blue Box Sports & Party Center
Blue Box Sports Parties are an awesome way to celebrate your child's birthday! All our parties are super high energy and include 45 minutes of the sport of your choice led by one of our amazing instructors. We take care of everything! , 4425 Brookfield Corp. Dr., Chantilly, VA, 703-953-1667.

Busch Gardens
From the thrilling rides, captivating shows and animal encounters of Busch Gardens Williamsburg, to the drenching rides and water slides of nearby Water Country USA, there's no better place to dive in and enjoy a fun-filled family vacation. , Williamsburg, VA,

Camp Olympia
Enjoy an outdoor party with pony rides for children ages 2-7. Ages 8+ can enjoy a hands-on introduction to horses. , 5511 Muncaster Mill Rd., Rockville, MD, 301-926-9281.

Clark's Elioak Farm
Available daily: petting farm, hayrides, pony rides, Enchanted Forest attractions, playground, play area, picnic area, country store, kids' jump course. Birthday parties and tours also available. , 10500 Route 198, Ellicott City, MD, 410-730-4049.

CREATE Arts Center
Art pARTies & Workshops for kids and adults! You choose the project, and our experienced art teachers will make your pARTty fun and memorable. Come celebrate with CREATE! ,, 816 Thayer Ave., Silver Spring, MD, 301-588-ARTS.

Dynamite Birthday Parties
Kids will flip and fly their way through the best birthday party ever! You bring the cake, we do the rest! Add-ons include inflatables, themes (imagine Cinderella on the balance beam or Spiderman on the trampoline), face painting, pizza and more! Available at Dynamite Gymnastics Center and Dynamite Agility Center in North Bethesda. ,,

Earth Treks Climbing Centers
An adventure your child will never forget! Indoor Rock Climbing for ages 6 & up. Birthday Parties, Summer Camps and Private Groups. No experience necessary. Three MD Locations: 1930 Greenspring Dr., Timonium; 7125 C Columbia Gateway Dr., Columbia; 725 Rockville Pk., Rockville. , 800-CLIMB-UP.

Fairfax County Visitors Center
Come to Fairfax County, VA and connect with America! Experience iconic historical and cultural attractions, outdoor adventures and fun events. Let Fairfax surprise you! , 703-752-9500.

Fencing Sports Academy
Beginner-friendly fencing activities with professional coaches. Instruction, equipment and space provided for food and festivities afterwards. 2-hour slots on weekends, groups of 15 max. , Fairfax, VA, 888-300-5095.

Gaylord National
Grab the kids and make your next vacation destination Gaylord National Resort. When you stay at our award-winning location, you will experience new and exciting interactive adventures. , National Harbor, MD, 301-965-4000.

Imagination Stage
Celebrate your child's birthday at Imagination Stage with a show or a workshop, then have cake in our Party Room! Options for all ages and every budget. ,, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, MD, 301-280-1664.

Loftmar Stables
Pony Parties for birthdays and festivities. Beautiful Show Ponies are dressed for the occasion with navy and gray leads, halters, decorative saddle pads and pom poms in the mane and tail. Braiding of manes and tails are also available. , 17620 Central Ave., Bowie, MD, 301-249-7893.

Loudoun Arts Center
We have a variety of themes of birthday parties depending on whether your child loves theater, music, dance, and/or visual arts! , 21586 Atlantic Blvd., Bldg. 130, Sterling, VA, 703-444-5888.

Loudoun Gymnastics Center
Our action-filled parties include basic instruction on the balance beam, bars and trampolines. Bronze, Silver and Gold Birthday Party Packages are available for groups up to 24 friends! , 21586 Atlantic Blvd., Bldg. #110, Sterling, VA, 703-444-9298.

Lowell School
Birthday Parties
Are you ready to party? We have many spaces available for rent for birthday parties. We also offer themed party options for families wanting to host a pool party or woodworking party. , 1640 Kalmia Rd., NW, Washington, DC, 202-577-2006.

Michael & Son SportsPlex at Dulles
At our indoor sports facility, we do all the set-up and clean-up for you! Call us to learn about our new party packages! , 21610 Atlantic Blvd., Sterling, VA, 703-430-9966.

Michael & Son SportsPlex at Rockville
At our indoor sports facility, we do all the set-up and clean-up for you! Call us to learn about our new party packages. , 60 Southlawn Ct., Rockville, MD, 301-838-4455.

Montgomery College Summer Dinner Theatre
Rockville Campus
38 years of musical entertainment for Montgomery County. Live Orchestra. "A Funny Thing...Forum" & "Legally Blonde" Weekends June 19-August 2, 2015. Visit website for tickets. , Theatre Arts Building, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville, MD, 240-567-7676.

George Washington's Mount Vernon
George Washington, Commander-in-Chief of American forces in the Revolutionary War and the first President of the United States, called Mount Vernon home for more than 40 years. Visit the mansion, tomb, plantation. Located 16 miles south of Washington, D.C. on the George Washington Parkway. , 703-780-2000.

The National Zoological Park
The National Zoo is set amid Rock Creek Park in the heart of Washington, D.C., and is home to more than 2,400 animals of 400 different species. Our best-known residents are our giant pandas. , 3001 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 202-633-3034.

Potomac Horse Center
A fun-filled birthday celebration at our horse farm. Pony rides, tractor-drawn hayrides, stable tour, candy search and a special party room make this a most delightful party option. , 14211 Quince Orchard Rd., North Potomac, MD, 301-208-0200.

Silver Stars Gymnastics
We offer COMPLETE birthday party packages, including gymnastics fun, pizza, juice, paper products and goodie bags. The staff is friendly, helpful and experienced. , Silver Spring, MD, 301-589-0938.

Discover Strathmore: Color of the Caribbean; Sunday, June 7, 2015; 11 a.m. Free, annual family-friendly open house full of music, dance, artistic demonstrations and hands-on art activities. , 5301 Tuckerman La., North Bethesda, MD, 301-581-5100.

TK Gym & Martial Arts
Try our Ninja Birthday party this year! Parties are designed to be fun and educational. Our host and guests will have fun while learning basic martial arts skills. , 6831 Wisconsin Ave., P102, Chevy Chase, MD, 301-657-7782.

Tiny Dancers
Ages 3-6. Fabulous fairytale birthday parties that include stories, costumes, props and a craft. All participants receive a handmade tutu and a tiara, and there is a special gift for the birthday girl. Fairfax, Gainesville, Alexandria and Mosaic. ,, 703-385-5580.

YMCA Loudoun Country
Ages 5-15. Make new friends, sing, swim, play, explore, learn and laugh - all under the watchful eyes of fully trained staff. Fun for kids, peace of mind for you. ,, 26B Fairfax St., SE, Leesburg, VA, 703-777-9622.

Let the nZone host your next stress-free birthday party. Choose a package and theme, and we'll create a memorable celebration your child will rave about. , 14550 Lee Rd., Chantilly, VA,

Entertainment & Events

2015 Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival
Contemporary Fine Art and Craft. May 16-17, 2015. Free. Over 200 artists from across the nation. Free Family Art Park in the Pavilion. Live Performances. , Reston Town Center, Reston, VA,

Alexandria's Food & Wine Festival
Saturday, June 27, 2015; noon-7 p.m. Featuring local restaurants, Virginia wineries, live entertainment and children's activities. , 300 John Carlyle St., Old Town Alexandria, VA,

Avalon Theatre
Weekend Family Matinees
On select mornings, we feature classic movies, soon-to-be-released titles, independent films and live performances for the whole family that are engaging, respectful, violence-free and ridiculously fun! , 5612 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 202-966-6000.

Balloons by Justin
Balloon Artist
Balloons Inflates Smiles. Balloon creations and entertainment for parties, festivals, carnivals, bazaars or any other occasion!, 703-569-7483.

Carousel Puppets
Puppet shows for all occasions. Marionettes and hand puppets, lively music and lots of audience participation. Puppet-making workshops and goodie bags available. Professional puppeteer. Serving MD, VA and DC area. ,, 703-444-9426.

Catriona's Castle Hands-On Children's Theatre
Memorable Princess & Adventure Parties, ages 2-10. Interactive at your site by fairy godmother or pirate queen. Costumes, props/scenery, favors, cakes, 1-2 hours, tea parties, 15 stories. ,, 301-972-7549.

Celebrate Fairfax
June 5-7, 2015. Tickets. Free shuttle buses from Fair Lakes Circle & Fair Oaks Mall. Fireworks, Petting Zoo, Carnvial Rides, Children's Avenue, Kids Crafts, Pony Rides and more. Fairfax County Government Center, Fairfax, VA. , Fairfax, VA,

Michael Chamberlin, Magician
Known as the "Dean of Deception" across Washington for 30 years at birthdays, schools & libraries. Michael's seamless blend of comedy & magic creates a dazzling show. ,, 301-656-5693.

The DC Jazz Festival and Phillips Collection
Jazz 'n Family Fun Days, co-presented by the Phillips Collection, is a free, fun family event offering live Jazz Music, an instrument petting zoo, art-making activities, a scavenger hunt and more. The weekend will treat families to enriching and enjoyable performances and activities. , 202-457-7628.

Dinosaur Birthday Party
Does your budding paleontologist want to find real dinosaur fossils? Dr. Peter Kranz, dinosaur paleontologist, provides field trips, home parties and other opportunities to have fun! , 202-547-3326.

Eric Energy
Team Eric Energy can make learning fun at your party, camp, school or festival. Perfect for preschools and wide-ranging age groups. 60-minute shows and workshops focus on various science experiments and topics. , 410-336-8295.

The Face Paint Lady
The Face Paint Lady's gestural style is quick, fun and joyful. You'll get great photos and memories that last a lifetime. , 301-221-5640.

Imagination Bethesda
A Children's Street Festival Celebrating the Arts! June 6, 2015; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Live entertainment, hands-on creative activities, face painters, roving performers, balloonists and more! The festival takes place at the corner of Woodmont Avenue and Elm Street in Downtown Bethesda. , 301-215-6660.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park
Grand Slam Sunday: August 30, 2015. Washington Nationals vs. Florida Marlins. First pitch 1:35 p.m., Activities begin 11:35 a.m. Tickets and info:, 301-230-7292. ,

Mad Science
Our 45-60 minute parties are full of spectacular science experiments! Experience chemical reactions, amazing physics and even make your own project! ,, 301-593-4777.

My Reptile Guys
My Reptile Guys deliver the thrill of a safari to the comfort of your home, offering fun, interactive birthday parties with petting zoos and photo sessions. , 877-544-7755.

Occoquan Arts & Crafts Shows
June 6 & 7 and September 26 & 27, 2015; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. You will find one-of-a-kind, handcrafted items galore! The streets of historic Occoquan come to life with over 300 crafters and artisans, live music, great food. , Occoquan, VA,

Oh Susannah
Ages 1-6. Award-winning children's singer/songwriter Susan McNelis comes to you for parties & preschool shows. Group participation with lively songs, rhythm instruments, puppets, balloon animals, dancing & more. ,, 301-933-2006.

PVDA Ride for Life
Potomac Valley Dressage Association
June 20-21, 2015: PVDA Ride for Life features a Dressage Show and Dancing Horse Challenge. The PVDA Ride for Life is an annual weekend family event held to raise funds for breast cancer research and to improve the lives of those affected. Prince George's County Equestrian Center and Show Place Arena, Upper Marlboro, MD. ,

Reptiles Alive! LLC
Amazing live animals will star in an educational, hands-on experience you will never forget. Perfect for schools, parties and special events. ,, 703-560-0257.

Sing Along With Karen
Karen's top-rated custom music/rhythm/movement birthday parties and special events are top-hat! An extraordinary children's entertainer and master guitarist, Karen engages children ages 1-4. 301-537-SING (7464). ,

Taste of Reston
An event featuring two days of restaurants and community vendors, live entertainment on four stages and a Family Fun Zone (Saturday, noon-8 p.m.). June 19-21, 2015; Friday, 3-11 p.m.; Saturday, noon-11 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (carnival only). , Reston Town Center, Reston, VA,

Under The Sea
We bring live marine animals, such as crabs, sea stars and sharks to your birthday party, for an exciting and educational look at some amazing sea creatures. , 703-464-4763.

Washington Revels
3rd Annual SunFest
A vibrant, multicultural celebration of summer! Featuring traditional music and dance from around the world! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ,, 301-587-3835.

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
Grades K-6. With 70 performances June-July, Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods presents family-friendly shows at 10 & 11:00 a.m., Tuesday-Saturday. 1-877-WOLFTRAP. , 1645 Trap Rd., Vienna, VA,

Woodfield The Magician
Woodfield's hilarious eye-popping magic will make your next party amazingly successful, memorable and fun - guaranteed! , 703-851-7606.

Party Services & Supplies

Chef On Call
Catered dinners or hors d'oeuvres parties. We do all the shopping and food preparation. Tell us what you need., 703-222-9088.

Mr. Omelette Caterers
Complete dairy caterer specializing in omelettes, waffles, pasta dishes, crepes...made to order at your location. Cappuccino & fresh fruit smoothie bars. Carnival carts--popcorn, cotton candy, hot dogs, snow cones, pretzels. Serving MD, DC & VA. , 301-340-2800.

Outta Our Minds
Let's have a Puppet Party! All-ages, Anytime or Anywhere. Each puppet pack is specially made for your event. ,,

Party Central
Let's Dance!! Movement to music and games--We're nonstop fun, energy and excitement. Programs are age-appropriate. The best way to party for ages 6-12. ,, 301-330-6999.

Come Explore at our NEW store location! All kinds of scientific equipment on display, with real advice from real experts! Microscopes, Telescopes, Binoculars, 3D Printers, Chemistry Kits & more. You'll find the perfect gift! , 2985 District Ave., Ste. 160, Merrifield, VA, 703-273-3212.

Talk of the Town
Event Production, Rental and Staffing Services
We are your party and event source for fun, interactive entertainment - Casinos, Carnivals, Virtual Reality, Arcade Games, Photo Fun, Moonbounces, Water Games, Field Games, Team Building, Entertainers, Props, Decorations and More! ,


Cultural Tourism DC
A nonprofit linking you to Washington's heritage and arts. ,

Destination DC
Make DC yours. Plan outings in your own backyard. The official tourism site of Washington, DC. , 202-789-7000.

Maryland Office of Tourism
Plan a Maryland vacation. A guide to history & heritage, state parks and more. ,

Vacation in Virginia
Fifty-one cool places for kids. Be a colonist, astronaut, solider, scientist. ,

Virginia Tourism
Fun for kids in Virginia. Fun family day trips. ,